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Yi-Qian Nancy You, MD, MHSc, FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, MHSc, Health Sciences
2001 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, MD, Medicine
1997 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, AB, Cum Laude, Biochemical Sciences, Honors

Postgraduate Training

2010-2011 Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2008-2009 Clinical Fellowship, Colorectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2006-2008 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2004-2006 Research Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) & Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
2002-2004 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2001-2002 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Board Certifications

2010 American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
2008 American Board of Surgery


Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Institutional Advisory Committee on Cancer Survivorship Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2011-2014
Member, Department of Surgical Oncology Education Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2010-present
Member, Division of Surgery Cancer Surgical Outcomes Group (CSOG), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2010-present

Honors and Awards

2012 Outstanding Teaching Award for Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2012 Top Doctors for Cancer, US News and World Report
2007 The Kaare K. Nygaard Clinical Research Award, Mayo Clinic
2006 Merit Award, The American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation
2005 Short-term Missions Scholarship Award, National Christian Medical and Dental Association, 2005
2005 The Donald E. Balfour Research Award, Mayo Clinic

Professional Memberships

ALLIANCE for Clinical Trials in Oncology/American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
Committee Member, Prevention Committee, 2011-present
Vice-Chair, Education Committee, 2011-present
Member, 2004-present
American College of Surgeons (ACS), Chicago, IL
Fellow, 2011-present
Member, 2002-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Alexandria, VA
Member, 2008-present
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
Committee Member, Research Foundation Committee, 2012-present
Committee Member, Public Relations Committee, 2011-2014
Committee Member, Young Researchers Committee, 2011-2012
Member, 2004-present
Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA)
Member, 2009-present
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), Chicago, IL
Member, 2010-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. You YN, Roses RE, Chang GJ, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Feig BW, Slack R, Nguyen S, Skibber JM. Multimodality salvage of recurrent disease after local excision for rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 55(12):1213-9, 12/2012. PMID: 23135578.
2. Park IJ, You YN, Agarwal A, Skibber JM, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Eng C, Feig BW, Das P, Krishnan S, Crane CH, Hu CY, Chang GJ. Neoadjuvant treatment response as an early response indicator for patients with rectal cancer. J Clin Oncol 30(15):1770-6, 5/2012. e-Pub 4/2012. PMCID: PMC3383178.
3. Chang GJ, You YN, Park IJ, Kaur H, Hu CY, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Skibber JM, Ernst RD. Pretreatment high-resolution rectal MRI and treatment response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation. Dis Colon Rectum 55(4):371-7, 4/2012. PMID: 22426259.
4. Chagpar R, Xing Y, Chiang YJ, Feig BW, Chang GJ, You YN, Cormier JN. Adherence to stage-specific treatment guidelines for patients with colon cancer. J Clin Oncol 30(9):972-9, 3/2012. e-Pub 2/2012. PMCID: PMC3341110.
5. Kaur H, Choi H, You YN, Rauch GM, Jensen CT, Hou P, Chang GJ, Skibber JM, Ernst RD. MR imaging for preoperative evaluation of primary rectal cancer: practical considerations. Radiographics 32(2):389-409, Mar-Apr, 3/2012. PMID: 22411939.
6. Park IJ, You YN, Schlette E, Nguyen S, Skibber JM, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Chang GJ. Reverse-hybrid robotic mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 55(2):228-33, 2/2012. PMID: 22228169.
7. You YN, Xing Y, Feig BW, Chang GJ, Cormier JN. Young-onset colorectal cancer: is it time to pay attention? Arch Intern Med 172(3):287-9, 2/2012. e-Pub 12/2011. PMID: 22157065.
8. Zielinski MD, Merchea A, Heller SF, You YN. Emergency management of perforated colon cancers: how aggressive should we be? J Gastrointest Surg 15(12):2232-8, 12/2011. PMID: 21913040.
9. You YN, Dozois EJ, Boardman LA, Aakre J, Huebner M, Larson DW. Young-Onset rectal cancer: presentation, pattern of care and long-term oncologic outcomes compared to a matched older-onset cohort. Ann Surg Oncol 18(9):2469-76, 9/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21448750.
10. You YN, Habiba H, Chang GJ, Rodriguez-bigas MA, Skibber JM. Prognostic value of quality of life and pain in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 18(4):989-96, 4/2011. e-Pub 12/2010. PMCID: PMC3187928.
11. Shi Q, You YN, Nelson H, Allen MS, Winchester D, Stewart A, Young-Fadok T, Decker PA, Green EM, Holton SJ, Ballman KV. Cancer registries: a novel alternative to long-term clinical trial follow-up based on results of a comparative study. Clin Trials 7(6):686-95, 12/2010. PMID: 20729254.
12. You YN, Wolff BG, Boardman LA, Riegert-Johnson DL, Qin R. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a study of long-term surgical morbidity and causes of mortality. Fam Cancer 9(4):609-16, 12/2010. PMID: 20571886.
13. You YN, Short KR, Jourdan M, Klaus KA, Walrand S, Nair KS. The effect of high glucocorticoid administration and food restriction on rodent skeletal muscle mitochondrial function and protein metabolism. PLoS ONE 4(4):e5283, 4/2009. PMCID: PMC2667640.
14. You YN, Chua HK, Nelson H, Hassan I, Barnes SA, Harrington J. Segmental vs. extended colectomy: measurable differences in morbidity, function, and quality of life. Dis Colon Rectum 51(7):1036-43, 7/2008. e-Pub 5/2008. PMID: 18470560.
15. Hassan I, You YN, Cima RR, Larson DW, Dozois EJ, Barnes SA, Pemberton JH. Hand-assisted versus laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery: Practice patterns and clinical outcomes in a minimally-invasive colorectal practice. Surg Endosc 22(3):739-43, 3/2008. PMID: 17704883.
16. You YN, Thompson GB, Young WF, Larson D, Farley DR, Richards M, Grant CS. Pancreatoduodenal surgery in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Operative outcomes, long-term function, and quality of life. Surgery 142(6):829-36; discussion 836.e1, 12/2007. PMID: 18063064.
17. You YN, Baxter NN, Stewart A, Nelson H. Is the increasing rate of local excision for stage I rectal cancer in the United States justified?: a nationwide cohort study from the National Cancer Database. Ann Surg 245(5):726-33, 5/2007. PMCID: PMC1877081.
18. Hassan I, Pemberton JH, Young-Fadok TM, You YN, Drelichman ER, Rath-Harvey D, Schleck CD, Larson DR. Ileorectal anastomosis for slow transit constipation: long-term functional and quality of life results. J Gastrointest Surg 10(10):1330-6; discussion 1336-7, 12/2006. PMID: 17175451.
19. You YN, Jacobs L, Martinez ED, Budinger SC, Wittlief EJ, Myles SK, Ota DM, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Improved surgeon performance in clinical trials: an analysis of quality assurance audits from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. J Am Coll Surg 203(3):269-76, 9/2006. e-Pub 7/2006. PMID: 16931297.

Invited Articles

1. You YN. Local excision: is it an adequate substitute for radical resection in T1/T2 patients? Semin Radiat Oncol 21(3):178-84, 7/2011. PMID: 21645862.
2. You YN, Lakhani VT, Wells SA. The role of prophylactic surgery in cancer prevention. World J Surg 31(3):450-64, 3/2007. PMID: 17308850.
3. Lakhani VT, You YN, Wells SA. The multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes. Annu Rev Med 58:253-65, 2007. PMID: 17037976.
4. You YN, Wells SA, Wells SA. Clinical trials in surgery: the role of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. World J Surg 30(7):1147-51, 7/2006. PMID: 16794900.
5. You YN, Hunt KK, Posner MC, Putnam JB, Nelson H, Ota DM, Pisters PW. Operative trials: the opportunity beckons-an update on the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Surgery 139(4):455-9, 4/2006. PMID: 16627052.

Last updated: 10/2/2015